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Old 10-23-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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Free college is also not new, since if you come from low income you can go to CUNY for free.
As long ago as the late 1920s, tuition was free at CUNY, regardless of one's income.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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That's because NYC has one board of ed and one police dept and most services shared. NJ is like Long Island, where all the services are divided.

Now I prefer NJ share more services because taxes are too high and services aren't getting better. The only way to reduce cost is to consolidate.

NYC's free lunch is not new, they've had it for a long time just had income limits. Free college is also not new, since if you come from low income you can go to CUNY for free.
NYC public school lunch is not anything to brag about anyway, it's barely edible
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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NYC public school lunch is not anything to brag about anyway, it's barely edible
It’s on par with any school lunch anywhere else I’ve been. Who brags about school lunch anyway?
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Get rid of lunch debt, Elizabeth Warren says, pointing to N.J. district’s ‘cruel’ policy

I personally think the school food should just become free since our taxes are so high. School lunch cost me about $200/month for my kids and we always pay on-time. In order to qualify for free lunch your household has to make below $28k annually.

The main problem I see with NJ is that too many families don't pay and run up their debts and some never bring school supplies. I estimated I spent about $300 on school supplies last month. My son tells me that some kids in his class never bring in supplies and always have no pen or notebook and the teacher just keeps a supply of some supplies for these kids. And they always seem to be of certain demographics.

Now, if you go to the parking lot to pickup my kids. Many of these kids' parents are driving late model cars. So how is it these parents can't afford lunch and school supplies but they can afford their cars and iPhones?

I can understand you need a car in NJ but there's no life requirement that you must have an iPhone.
school shouldnt offer any lunch. the only reason why parents dont provide their kids lunch is because they see no point if the school is going to provide it. idiots think that they are saving the kids lives when they are really just taking the job of the parent.

so no lunch.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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The lunches got healthier but the vendor still offers kids a moronic choice of either healthy, cooked option or sweets/junk food. Which option do you think they chose? At least in elementary school...

So we pack lunch for him most day from dinner left overs. Not always 100 % healthy but definitely warm, home cooked food...
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The lunches got healthier but the vendor still offers kids a moronic choice of either healthy, cooked option or sweets/junk food. Which option do you think they chose? At least in elementary school...

So we pack lunch for him most day from dinner left overs. Not always 100 % healthy but definitely warm, home cooked food...
everyone has their own opinion of what is healthy. i think its a joke to be lectured on healthy food by a bunch of chubsters. nowadays you dont have to be healthy to pretend to be an expert, you just have to eat some organic stuff.

i see the silliest posts on the local facebook page on this issue. some people want them to offer meals including fish, quinoa, organic blah blah. do they want the lunch lady to force feed the food to the kid also? i would like to just tell them that if they arent satisfied with the options then just send their kid with their lunch. but the people who suggest that get told that they are tooo busy to do that. your kid, your responsibility. dont try to manipulate the school because everyone else has their opinions also.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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It’s on par with any school lunch anywhere else I’ve been. Who brags about school lunch anyway?
Well that's my point, you should be able to brag about it, even if its free. Why wouldn't I want my kids to eat healthy food? They bring food from home.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It’s on par with any school lunch anywhere else I’ve been. Who brags about school lunch anyway?
You get what you paid for. I don't need the 8.6% sales tax. That's where the lunch money comes from.

I know NJ schools depending on township definitely has better meal options because the town often change vendor based on parent feedback.

I think parents all should pack lunch because this GMO crap is causing allergies and weakening immune system.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Stop giving illegal aliens millions and feed the kids for free. Simple solution.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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You get what you paid for. I don't need the 8.6% sales tax. That's where the lunch money comes from.

I know NJ schools depending on township definitely has better meal options because the town often change vendor based on parent feedback.

I think parents all should pack lunch because this GMO crap is causing allergies and weakening immune system.
The free or reduced lunch (and breakfast) program is paid from federal funds and it is for qualified low income children or for schools which have a majority of low income families. It was established in the 1940s and breakfast was included in the 1960s. There are nutrition guidelines that the school must follow.
For 2019, a family of 4 making less than 48k is eligible. I think the district can also get food from the program.
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